Chao-Yang Lu’s academic webpage
– Born in Zhejiang on November 1982, PhD from University of Cambridge (2011), Professor of Physics at University of Science and Technology of China (since 2011)
剑桥大学博士（2011） 首批青千（2011） 首批优青（2012） 上海千人（2013） 求是杰青（2014） 国家杰青（2015） 国家自然科学一等奖（2015）
Physics World Breakthrough of the Year (2015) OSA Fellow (2016) Fresnel Prize (2017)
l Research interest
Quantum foundations, quantum computation, solid-state quantum photonics, multi-particle entanglement, quantum teleportation etc.
In collaboration with Prof. Jian-Wei Pan (director of Quantum Physics and Quantum Information Division), I am leading three teams: Solid-State Quantum Photonics, Multi-Photon Entanglement, Adiabatic Quantum Computing (just started) with 3 postdocs and 12 students.
1 Reviews of Modern Physics, 1 Science, 5 Nature, 3 Nature Physics, 4 Nature Photonics, 2 Nature Nanotechnology, 3 PNAS, 23 PRL, 1 PRX, 1 Physics Reports, 2 Nano Lett., 5 PRA, 1PRB, 1 Opt Lett. + book chapters published by Cambridge University Press and Springer; with total >3000 citations (ISI web of science, October 2017), >4700 updated in Google scholar;
l Recent news from the group members
Ø 28-01-2018 Prof. Lu was selected as TR35 China 2017. Prior to the awarding ceremony, he organized a panel discussion within EmTech China on quantum computing with Dr. Vern Browenll the CEO of DWave, Dr. Robert Sutor the VP of IBM Quantum computing, and Dr. Aaron Van Devender the chief scientist of Founders Fund.
Ø 17-10-2017 Two years in a row! Our work, entitled “Toward quantum supremacy with multi-photon boson sampling” is again selected as “Optics in 2017” by Optics & Photonics News, OSA.
Ø 09-08-2017 With the publication of two back-to-back Nature papers (Liao et al. 2017, Nature doi:10.1038/nature23655; Ren et al. 2017, Nature doi:10.1038/nature23675) today together with the earlier Science paper (Yin et al. 2017, Science 356, 1140), the quantum satellite team completed a trio of quantum experiments (quantum key distribution, entanglement distribution and Bell test, and quantum teleportation) that will be central to any global space-based quantum internet.
Ø 07-07-2017 Three new papers (blind quantum computing, spin-photon transfer, quantum metrology) are recently accepted by PRL.
Ø 27-06-2017 Prof. Lu received the 2017 Fresnel Prize from the European Physical Society at the CLEO-Europe/EQEO conference. The prize, awarded only once every two years, is to recognize outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics made by young scientists before the age of 35.
Ø 28-05-2017 From this day on, you may call them Dr. Ming-Cheng Chen and Dr. Zuen Su. Congratulations!
Ø 27-05-2017 Implementation of the quantum algorithm for solving systems of linear equations was published in Physical Review Letters, a nice collaboration with Prof. H. Wang (Zhejiang University) and X. Zhu.
Ø 17-05-2017 Time-bin encoded boson sampling was published in Physical Review Letters.
Ø 04-05-2017 Prof. Lu won the prestigious China National Youth Medal （中国青年五四奖章）.
Ø 02-05-2017 High-efficiency multi-photon boson sampling was published in Nature Photonics.
Ø 01-12-2016 Our work on efficient and indistinguishable single photons was selected as “Optics in 2016” by Optics & Photonics News, OSA.
Ø 19-11-2016 We were excited to submit our latest manuscript entitled “Multi-photon boson-sampling machines beating early classical computers” that achieved boson-sampling up to 5 photons, and at least 27,000 times more efficient than all previous work. We built the first quantum photonics device that kick-starts an actual race between optical quantum computers against classical computers.
Ø 16-11-2016 Ten-photon entanglement paper was published by Physical Review Letters, and highlighted by Nature and APS Physics.
Ø 20-10-2016 Prof. Lu was elected a Fellow of OSA.
Ø 06-07-2016 Ming-Cheng was award the prestigious Science and Technology Innovation Award of the Chinese Young (第十届中国青少年科技创新奖).
Ø 09-05-2016 Prof. Lu was awarded the first Jin Guo Fan Young Scientist Innovation Award by the Chinese Society of Optical Engineering.
Ø 02-05-2016 Our paper on transform-limited single photons was accepted by Phys. Rev. Lett., reporting more than 1000 highly indistinguishable single photons emitting from a solid-state device.
Ø 18-02-2016 Need 4N resources for N-qubit entanglement measure (mission impossible)? No thanks. Just a handful is fine. See today our new paper on PRL.
Ø 14-01-2016 Our paper, in collaboration with Sven Hofling’s group in Wurzburg, on high-efficiency, high-purity, and high-indistinguishability single-photon source is published online in PRL as an “editor suggestion” paper, accompanied with an excellent Synopsis entitled “All-around single-photon source” in Physics, a research highlight in nature, a story entitled “Single-photon source is efficient and indistinguishable” in Physics World, and an article entitled “Micropillar + Quantum Dot = Single-Photon Source” in Optics & Photonics News.
Ø 08-01-2016 Prof. Lu is part of the team that won first-class prize of National Natural Science Award 2015 – the most important scientific prize in China. We received the Award certificate from President Xi Jinping.
Ø 11-12-2015 Our work on quantum teleportation was highlighted by IOP Physics World as “Breakthrough of the Year”!
Ø 01-12-2015 Our new work on deterministic, pure, indistinguishable and efficient single photon source is accepted for publication in PRL. It has been a great challenge putting all together in a single tiny dot.
Ø 29-08-2015 Alibaba joined us in establishing a new laboratory: CAS-Alibaba Quantum Computing Laboratory, with a contribution of 30 million Yuan per year for five years.
Ø 15-06-2015 The second batch of PhDs from our group: congratulations to Dr. Yu He, Dr. Xindong Cai, and Dr. Yujia Wei. Yu will continue his research for another half a year in Hefei and then join Michelle Simmons’s group as a research fellow in Australia. Xindong, after publishing his seminal papers on quantum computing the big data, will switch to finance in Shanghai. Yujia will become a lecture at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. All the best for their future career!
Ø 18-03-2015 Prof. Chao-Yang Lu and Prof. Sven Hofling jointly won 2015 CAS International Cooperation Award for Young Scientists.
Ø 02-03-2015 Our work on the first observation of photon antibunching from two-dimensional atomic monolayers is accepted by Nature Nanotechnology. A marriage between two major fields: Graphene-like materials and Quantum optics & information. This research is covered in nature feature news, nature materials news & views, nature nanotechnology news & views.
Ø 27-02-2015 Our work on entanglement-based machine learning is accepted by Phys. Rev. Lett. An interesting application of quantum computing in artificial intelligence! There is a nice story covering our work in Phys Org.
Ø 29-01-2015 Our work on Dynamically controlled resonance fluorescence spectra from a doubly dressed single InGaAs quantum dot is accepted by Physical Review Letters!
Ø 11-01-2015 Congratulations to our (first) postdoc, Dr. Xi-Lin Wang, who joined us after finishing his PhD in Nanjing University three years ago, won the most prestigious QIQP Exceptional Postdoc Prize (150K RMB) and is promoted to be an Assistant Professor in USTC. Meanwhile, Yujia won QIQP outstanding student prize (50K RMB).
Ø 07-01-2015 Our work on quantum teleportation of multiple properties of a single quantum particle is accepted by Nature! This is the first time physicists are able to teleport multiple degrees of freedom, 18 years after the first Innbruck experiments. Well done guys!
Ø 25-10-2014 New paper published in Nano Lett. with a record breaking 99.5% indistinguishability for on-chip single photons – a step closer to scalable photonic quantum technologies.
Ø 09-08-2014 Our new paper on temperature-dependent Mollow triplets accepted by PRL. Congratulations!
Ø 03-06-2014 Yu-Ming He successfully defended his PhD thesis and is now officially a doctor! Congratulations! Our first PhD. He has also won the prestigious DAAD-CSC fellowship to study nanophotonics and nanofabrication in Germany in half a year.
Ø 26-03-2014 Xi-Lin Wang won QIQP Excellent Postdoctor (100K RMB), Yu-Ming, Yu, and Xin-Dong won QIQP outstanding student prize (each 50K RMB). See link of 2011 Centre. Big Congratulations!!!!
Ø 05-11-2013 Xin-Dong and Yu-Ming won 1st and 2nd prize for their presentations at the Graduate Student Conference, respectively, Congratulations!
Ø 13-09-2013 Prof. Chao-Yang Lu won Qiu Shi Oustanding Young Scholar Award (given to 10 exceptional researcher aged under 40 in China each year in science and engineering), with a cash prize of 150K US dollars.
Ø 01-10-2013 Xin-Dong and Yu-Ming won Qiushi Award and National Prize for Graduate Students, respectively, Congratulations!
Ø 01-09-2013 Prof. Chao-Yang Lu awarded Shanghai Qianren Talent.
Ø 01-06-2013 Yu-Ming won CAS President Award and a funding for promoting excellent PhD thesis, Congratulations.
l Representative papers (* corresponding author):
1. C.-Y. Lu, X.-Q. Zhou, O. Gühne, W.-B. Gao, J. Zhang, Z.-S. Yuan, A. Goebel, T. Yang and J.-W. Pan, Experimental entanglement of six photons in graph states, Nature Physics 3, 91-95 (2007)
2. C.-Y. Lu, D. E. Browne, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan, Demonstration of a complied version of Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm using photonic qubits, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 250504 (2007)
3. C.-Y. Lu, W.-B. Gao, J. Zhang, X.-Q. Zhou, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan, Experimental quantum coding against qubit loss error, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA. 105, 11050-11054 (2008)
4. C.-Y. Lu, W.-B. Gao, O. Gühne, X.-Q. Zhou, Z.-B. Chen, and J.-W. Pan, Demonstrating anyonic fractional statistics with a six-qubit quantum simulator, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 030502 (2009)
5. C.-Y. Lu, T. Yang, and J.-W. Pan, Experimental multiparticle entanglement swapping for quantum networking, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 020501 (2009)
6. W.-B. Gao, C.-Y. Lu, X.-C. Yao, P. Xu, O. Gühne, A. Goebel, Y.-A. Chen, C.-Z. Peng, Z.-B. Chen and J.-W. Pan, Experimental demonstration of a hyper-entangled ten-qubit Schrödinger cat state, Nature Physics 6, 331-334 (2010)
7. A. N. Vamivakas, C.-Y. Lu**(equally contributing first author), C. Matthiesen, Y. Zhao, S. Falt, A. Badolato, and M. Atatüre, Observation of spin-dependent quantum jumps via quantum-dot resonance fluorescence, Nature 467, 297-300 (2010)
8. W.-B. Gao, A. M. Goebel, C.-Y. Lu**(equally contributing first author), H.-N. Dai, C. Wagenknecht, Q. Zhang, B. Zhao, C.-Z. Peng, Z.-B. Chen, and J.-W. Pan, Teleportation-based realization of an optical quantum two-qubit entangling gate, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 107, 20869-20874 (2010)
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9. X.-C. Yao, T.-X. Wang, P. Xu, H. Lu, G.-S. Pan, X.-H. Bao, C.-Z. Peng, C.-Y. Lu*, Y.-A. Chen, and J.-W. Pan, Observation of eight-photon entanglement, Nature Photonics 6, 225-228 (2012)
10. X.-H. Bao, F. Yang, C.-M. Li, Z.-S. Yuan, C.-Y. Lu*, and J.-W. Pan, Quantum teleportation between remote atomic-ensemble quantum memories, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 109, 20347-20351 (2012)
11. J.-W. Pan, Z.-B. Chen. C.-Y. Lu*, M. Zukowski, H. Weinfurter, and A. Zeilinger, Multi-photon entanglement and interferometry, Reviews of Modern Physics 84, 777-838 (2012)
12. X.-C. Yao, T.-X. Wang, H.-Z. Chen, W.-B. Gao, A. G. Fowler, R. Raussendorf, Z.-B. Chen, N.-L. Liu, C.-Y. Lu, Y.-J. Deng, Y.-A. Chen, and J.-W. Pan, Experimental demonstration of topological error correction, Nature 482, 489-494 (2012)
13. X.-D. Cai, C. Weedbrook, Z.-E. Su, M.-C. Chen, M. Gu, M.-J. Zhu, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, C.-Y. Lu*, and J.-W. Pan, Experimental quantum computing to solve systems of linear equations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 230501 (2013)
14. Y.-M. He, Y. He, Y.-J. Wei, D. Wu, M. Atature, C. Schneider, S. Hofling, M. Kamp, C.-Y. Lu*, and J.-W. Pan, On-demand semiconductor single-photon source with near-unity indistinguishability, Nature Nanotechnology 8, 213-217 (2013)
15. Y. He, Y.-M. He, Y.-J. Wei, X. Jiang, M.-C. Chen, F.-L. Xiong, Y. Zhao, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, Indistinguishable tunable single photons emitted by spin-flip Raman transitions in InGaAs quantum dots, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 237403 (2013)
16. Y.-J. Wei, Y. He, Y.-M. He, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, D. P. S. McCutcheon, A. Nazir, Temperature-dependent Mollow triplet spectra from a single quantum dot: Rabi frequency renormalisation and sideband linewidth insensitivity. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 097401 (2014)
17. Y.-J. Wei, Y.-M. He, M.-C. Chen, Y.-N. Hu, Y. He, D. Wu, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan Deterministic and Robust Generation of Single Photons On a Chip with 99.5% Indistinguishability Using Rapid Adiabatic Passage, Nano Lett. 14, 6515-6519 (2014)
18. C.-Y. Lu* and Jian-Wei Pan, Push-button photon entanglement, Nature Photonics 8, 174-176 (2014)
19. X.-L. Wang, X.-D. Cai, Z.-E. Su, M.-C. Chen, D. Wu, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, C.-Y. Lu*, and J.-W. Pan, Quantum teleportation of multiple degrees of freedom of a single photon, Nature 518, 516-519 (2015)
20. X.-D. Cai, D. Wu, Z.-E. Su, M.-C. Chen, X.-L. Wang, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, C.-Y. Lu*, and J.-W. Pan, Entanglement-based machine learning on a quantum computer. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 110504 (2015)
21. Y. He, Y.-M. He, J. Liu, Y.-J. Wei, H. Ramirez, M. Atatüre, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, Dynamically controlled resonance fluorescence from a doubly dressed single InGaAs quantum dot. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 097402 (2015)
22. Y.-M. He, G. Clark, J. R. Schaibley, Y. He, M.-C. Chen, Y.-J. Wei, X. Ding, Q. Zhang, W. Yao, X. Xu, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, Single Quantum Emitters in Monolayer Semiconductors, Nature Nanotechnology 10, 497-502 (2015)
23. M.-C. Chen, D. Wu, Z.-E. Su, X.-D. Cai, X.-L. Wang, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, C.-Y. Lu*, and J.-W. Pan, Efficient measurement of multiparticle entanglement with embedding quantum simulator. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 070502 (2016)
24. X.-L. Wang, L.-K. Chen, W. Li, H.-L. Huang, C. Liu, C. Chen, Y.-H. Luo, Z.-E. Su, D. Wu, Z.-D. Li, H. Lu, Y. Hu, X. Jiang, C.-Z. Peng, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, Y.-A. Chen, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, Experimental ten-photon entanglement, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 210502 (2016)
25. X. Ding, Y. He, Z.-C. Duan, N. Gregersen, M.-C. Chen, S. Unsleber, S. Maier, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, C.-Y. Lu* and J.-W. Pan, On-demand single photons with high extraction efficiency and near-unity indistinguishability from a resonantly driven quantum dot in a micropillar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 020401 (2016)
26. H. Wang, Z.-C. Duan, Y.-H. Li, S. Chen, J.-P. Li, Y.-M. He, M.-C. Chen, Y. He, X. Ding, C.-Z. Peng, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, Near-transform-limited single photons from an efficient solid-state quantum emitter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 213601 (2016)
27. Y. P. Zhong, D. Xu, P. Wang, C. Song, Q. J. Guo, W. X. Liu, K. Xu, B. X. Xia, C.-Y. Lu*, S. Han, J.-W. Pan, and H. Wang, Emulating anyonic fractional statistical behavior in a superconducting quantum circuit, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 110501 (2016)
28. Y. He, Z. Su, H. Huang, X. Ding, J. Qin, C. Wang, S. Unsleber, C. Chen, H. Wang, Y.-M. He, X.-L. Wang, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, Time-bin-encoded boson sampling with a single-photon device, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 190501 (2017)
29. H. Wang, Y. He, Y.-H. Li, Z. Su, X. Ding, Y.-M. He, J. Qin, H.-L. Huang, C. Wang, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, Multi-photon boson sampling beating early classical computers, Nature Photonics 11, 361-365 (2017)
30. Y. R. Zheng, C. Song, M.-C. Chen, B.-X. Xia, W.-X. Liu, Q.-J. Guo, L.-B. Zhang, D. Xu, H. Deng, K.-Q. Huang, Y.-L. Wu, Z.-G. Yan, D.-N. Zheng, L. Lu, J.-W. Pan, H. Wang, C.-Y. Lu*, and X.-B. Zhu, Solving systems of linear equations with a superconducting quantum processor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 210504 (2017)
31. J. Yin, Y. Cao, Y.-H. Li, S.-K. Liao, L. Zhang, J.-G. Ren, W.-Q. Cai, W.-Y. Liu, B. Li, H. Dai, G.-B. Li, Q.-M. Lu, Y.-H. Gong, Y. Xu, S.-L. Li, F.-Z. Li, Y.-Y. Yin, Z.-Q. Jiang, M. Li, J.-J. Jia, G. Ren, D. He, Y.-L. Zhou, X.-X. Zhang, N. Wang, X. Chang, Z.-C. Zhu, N.-L. Liu, Y.-A. Chen, C–Y. Lu, R. Shu, C.-Z. Peng, J.-Y. Wang, J.-W. Pan, Satellite-Based Entanglement Distribution Over 1200 kilometers, Science 356, 1140-1143 (2017).
32. H.-L. Huang, Q. Zhao, X. Ma, C. Liu, Z.-E. Su, X.-L. Wang, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, B. C. Sanders, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, Experimental Blind Quantum Computing for a Classical Client, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 050503 (2017)
33. Y. He, Y.-M. He, Y.-J. Wei, X. Jiang, K. Chen, C.-Y. Lu*, J.-W. Pan, C. Schneider, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, Quantum State Transfer from a Single Photon to a Distant Quantum-Dot Electron Spin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 060501 (2017).
34. Z.-E. Su, Y. Li, P. P. Rohde, H.-L. Huang, X.-L. Wang, L.Li, N.-L. Liu, J. P. Dowling, C.-Y. Lu*, and J.-W. Pan, Multiphoton interference in quantum Fourier transform circuits and applications to quantum metrology, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 080502 (2017).
35. J.-G. Ren, P. Xu, H.-L. Yong, L. Zhang, S.-K. Liao, J. Yin, W.-Y. Liu, W.-Q. Cai, M. Yang, L. Li, K.-X. Yang, X. Han, Y.-Q. Yao, J. Li, H.-Y. Wu, S. Wan, L. Liu, D.-Q. Liu, Y.-W. Kuang, Z.-P. He, P. Shang, C. Guo, R.-H. Zheng, K. Tian, Z.-C. Zhu, N.-L. Liu, C.-Y. Lu, R. Shu, Y.-A. Chen, C.-Z. Peng, J.-Y. Wang, J.-W. Pan, Ground-to-satellite quantum teleportation, Nature 549, 43-47 (2017).
36. S.-K. Liao, W.-Q. Cai, W.-Y. Liu, L. Zhang, Y. Li, J.-G. Ren, J. Yin, Q. Shen, Y. Cao, Z.-P. Li, F.-Z. Li, X.-W. Chen, L.-H. Sun, J.-J. Jia, J.-C. Wu, X.-J. Jiang, J.-F. Wang, Y.-M. Huang, Q. Wang, Y.-L. Zhou, L. Deng, T. Xi, L. Ma, T. Hu, Q. Zhang, Y.-A. Chen, N.-L. Liu, X.-B. Wang, Z.-C. Zhu, C.-Y. Lu, R. Shu, C.-Z. Peng, J.-Y. Wang, J.-W. Pan, Satellite-to-ground quantum key distribution, Nature 549, 70-73 (2017).
37. C. Song, K. Xu, W.-X. Liu, C.-P. Yang, S.-B. Zheng, H. Deng, Q.-W. Xie, K.-Q. Huang, Q.-J. Guo, L.-B. Zhang, P.-F. Zhang, D. Xu, D.-N. Zheng, X.-B. Zhu, H. Wang, Y.-A. Chen, C.-Y. Lu, S.-Y. Han, and J.-W. Pan. 10-Qubit Entanglement and Parallel Logic Operations with a Superconducting Circuit. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 180511 (2017)
38. J. Yin, Y. Cao, Y.-H. Li, J.-G. Ren, S.-K. Liao, L. Zhang, W.-Q. Cai, W.-Y. Liu, B. Li, H. Dai, M. Li, Y.-M. Huang, L. Deng, L. Li, Q. Zhang, N.-L. Liu, Y.-A. Chen, C.-Y. Lu, R. Shu, C.-Z. Peng, J.-Y. Wang, and J.-W. Pan. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 200501 (2017)
39. S.-K. Liao, W.-Q. Cai, J. Handsteiner, B. Liu, J. Yin, L. Zhang, D. Rauch, M. Fink, J.-G. Ren, W.-Y. Liu, Y. Li, Q. Shen, Y. Cao, F.-Z. Li, J.-F. Wang, Y.-M. Huang, L. Deng, T. Xi, L. Ma, T. Hu, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, F. Koidl, P. Wang, Y.-A. Chen, X.-B. Wang, M. Steindorfer, G. Kirchner, C.-Y. Lu, R. Shu, R. Ursin, T. Scheidl, C.-Z. Peng, J.-Y. Wang, A. Zeilinger, J.-W. Pan. Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 030501 (2018)
l Research Grants as PI (with a sum of ~3M euros):
We always welcome motivated students & postdocs from the field of quantum information, quantum optics, nanophotonics, nanofabrications, microelectronics etc to join us!
Contact email: cylu@(ustc staff email)